Committee on Athletics Charge

California State University, Long Beach Policy Statement 24-07

March 26, 2024



Committee on Athletics Charge

(This policy was approved by the CSULB Academic Senate on March 7th, 2024, and approved by the President on March 21, 2024.)


  1. The Committee on Athletics serves the University in three capacities:


    • The Committee shall serve as the primary advisory body to the Academic Senate and University administration on matters related to academic policy and philosophy for the Department of Athletics. The Committee on Athletics is subordinate to the Academic Senate, and as such, shall present to the Academic Senate recommendations on academic policy and philosophy, within its purview. The Athletic Director shall provide the Committee with regular updates on all significant Department of Athletics matters.
    • The Committee shall serve as the primary advisory body to the Athletic Director on all University matters related to Athletics as well as those delegated to the Committee by the Academic Senate.
    • Members of the Committee shall help promote Athletics throughout the campus community.


  1. The Committee on Athletics' specific functions shall include but are not limited to:


    • Review admission policies for athletes who do not meet regular University admission requirements, financial aid, retention, and educational equity;
    • Review student-athlete academic progress, Academic Progress Rate (APR), Graduation Success Rate (GSR), Federal Graduation Rates, and academic support programs (e.g., tutoring, mentoring, study hall, etc.);
    • Review Department of Athletics academic policies;
    • Review budget and expenditure materials prepared by the Department of Athletics;
    • Review Department of Athletics compliance with federal, state, University, conference, and association regulations.


  1. The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate shall assume responsibility for these activities when the Committee on Athletics is not in session.



    • Director of Athletics*
    • Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee) *
    • Vice President for Administration and Finance (or designee) *
    • Vice President for Student Services (or designee) *
    • Associate Director, Intramural Sports-Club Sports*
    • President, CSULB Alumni Association (or designee) *
    • President, Forty-Niner Athletic Association (or designee) *
    • Director, Bickerstaff Center for Student-Athlete Academic Services (or designee) *
    • NCAA Faculty Representative
    • Chair, Department of Kinesiology
    • Eight (8) full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members (no more than two from any College) representative of the gender diversity of the University
    • One (1) lecturer (full or part-time) who shall serve for a period of one year
    • Four (4) student members, selected by the Associated Students, Inc.

*Non-voting member





Effective: Fall 2024